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Posts by Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Atlanta Community Comes Together to Create Museum Exhibit

‘Classrooms & Community’ Complements Smithsonian’s ‘Crossroads: Change in Rural America’ Display In a perfect example of how small rural communities can rally around a common goal, the residents of Atlanta and Logan County came together to create a new exhibit for the Atlanta Museum. Called “Classrooms & Community: Changes in Rural America’s Sense of Community,” the…

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IPCF Offers $140,000 in 2019 Grant Opportunities

Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in three categories from February 1-28, 2019. Interested applicants may find information about the grants on IPCF’s website along with links to the online applications. The Community Foundation expects to grant out more than $140,000 during this grant round. These grants provide support…

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McLean County Diversity Project Scholar Donates $2,800 to School Libraries

Reprinted with permission by The Pantagraph BLOOMINGTON — A simple yet forceful love of reading pushed a Chiddix Junior High student to raise nearly $3,000 to help fill school libraries in the Twin Cities. For his annual community service project as a McLean County Diversity Project scholar, 13-year-old Revanth Reddy Poondru started Blo-No Books and…

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Harmony Park, O’Neil Park Playground Upgrades Approved

Reprinted with permission from The Pantagraph By Maria Nagle BLOOMINGTON — The city will move forward with constructing Harmony Park — the city’s first playground where children with different abilities can play together — and a new playground at O’Neil Park. By a unanimous vote Tuesday, the council approved the purchase of $330,621 in playground equipment from Charlotte, N.C.-based Game…

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